Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

Jerry A. Strinden

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I attribute my interest in writing and poetry to my parents and life experiences. I was raised to be thankful and appreciate life itself. I followed my Father's service in the United States Marine Corps by enlisting myself. Upon being Honorably Discharged, I embarked on a regarding work career which included various and unique industries. I have kept a balance in both my mental and physical well-being. Like many others, I have had my share of various life challenges, but keeping positive and having the support of family, I'm happy to say that all is well.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

Jerry A. Strinden

I attribute my interest in writing and poetry to my parents and life experiences. I was raised to be thankful and appreciate life itself. I followed my Father's service in the United States Marine Corps by enlisting myself. Upon being Honorably Discharged, I embarked on a regarding work career which included various and unique industries. I have kept a balance in both my mental and physical well-being. Like many others, I have had my share of various life challenges, but keeping positive and having the support of family, I'm happy to say that all is well.

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  • Summer Reading

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  • National Poetry Month 2014

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  • Contest Winners of 2013

    Congratulations to Robyn Redding and Daniel Morris

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  • Ask the Editor...

    How and why should I bother revising?

  • Inaugural Poet 2013

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  • Form, Function, and Verse

    Storytelling Through Narrative Poetry

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  • Free Verse at the Forefront of Poetic Style

  • Similitudes of Poetry and Songwriting

    Strategies and Ideas for Today’s Aspiring Songwriter

  • Dealing with Themes

    Avoiding the Dilution of Art with Sentiment

  • New Yorker Essayist Adam Gopnik Speaks at W. D. Snodgrass Symposium

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    An Honorary Event Held in Memory of One of Today’s Most Influential Poets

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  • James Milliron

    August ’10 Grand Prize Winner

  • Gottardo DiGiacopo

    December ’09 Grand Prize Winner

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  • Alice P. Thomas

    September ’09 Winner of Eber & Wein’s National Amateur Poetry Competition

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